This year’s Remember A Charity Week runs from 7 to 13 September.
Remember A Charity Week is an opportunity for charities to come together and encourage more people to consider leaving gifts in Wills, after taking care of family and loved ones. As a member of Remember A Charity, we are taking part in this campaign designed to highlight the importance of making a Will and the value of gifts to charities in order to help future generations.
A short video introducing this year's Remember a charity in your Will week.The Wombles are warmly remembered for the way they supported each other and the wider community, and for their unfailing commitment to look after the world we live in. In such challenging times, who better to encourage us to consider leaving a gift in our Will?
Pass on something wonderful
It's a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to help a charity, but nothing could be further from the truth. After taking care of family and friends, even a small amount can make a big difference.
For Cobalt supporters, by making the special act of leaving a gift in your will to Cobalt, you will be helping to ensure that we have the ability to continue to be there for everyone who will need to use our services in the future. One in two of us will get cancer in our lifetime; a gift in your will could help to ensure more people recover and their families get to spend more precious time with their loved ones.
Pass on the gift of hope for future cancer and dementia patients and their families.
Last year over a third of our fundraising income came through gifts in wills. This is vital money to Cobalt, and we are so grateful to all those donors and their families for these special gifts. When updating their wills through a recent Cobalt's Make a Will Month, special supporters, Lyn and Ian, decided to include a gift in their will to Cobalt. 'We decided to leave a gift to Cobalt in our will because we thought "why wouldn't we?" If it goes towards saving even one person's life, it would be worth it. We are so lucky to have such up to date scanning equipment available to us locally that we need to ensure it is there for many years to come'. Although there is no obligation to let us know your intentions, it does help us to plan for the future.
Gifts in Wills make up over a third of Cobalt's charitable income. Remembering Cobalt in your Will, you will help us to continue to improve health outcomes in years to come.
Grab your Cobalt guide to legacies here.
You can also call Helen in Fundraising on 01242 535300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How your gift could make a difference to people's lives
Megan Willsher, a Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Nurse whose post is funded by Cobalt talks here about the impact her work has on young people with cancer.